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31. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

Im heading out in Februay. I could have been gone before end of year, but id rather save for those extra few months, because i cant imagine it been easy to find a job straight away, and i really dont want to come home sooner than planned lol.

Im heading to Brisbane first, then just go where i feel. I feel so nervous now so god knows what it will be like when it gets closer!

SE Asia will be amazing, sounds like your planning to spend a good few month there plus christmas and new year! I can imagine it to be the best new year ever!

Where abouts are you thinking to go to in Aus, after you have been to Asia?

32. Posted by Lalaland89 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Hey Guys!

I'm going around the same time, spending most of my time on where to start off! I think I'm going to head off to Brisbane first!

My current flatmate is part Australian so he's given me a few tips and helping along the way, hes my trip planner from now on! It's pretty hard to get a job out there at the moment if your not "skilled"

All my friends think I'm crazy traveling on my own, I need to get out the UK, meet new people and not worry about every day life!

Whats everyones plans for the year? Anyone actually got there Visa sorted yet?

33. Posted by steffi.yng (Budding Member 20 posts) 4y

Really re job? Is it that hard?? =/ I've heard Australia isn't that hard to find a palce in..so i was kind of banking on that to survive past the funds I'll have saved up when i go...At most, I'll have AUD10,000...but that's the very very maximum I plan to have...and I definitely want to find a job...damn it I hope it would be easy hehe.

Any thoughts anyone??

P.s. Lalaland89 we should keep in touch then since we'll be going at the same time :)

No visa finalisation yet..I feel it's too early anyway!

34. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

LaLa your so lucky you have your own little trip planner, bet he is giving you some good advice.
I have my visa and flights sorted so mainly saving now. My soical life has come to an end, but im sure it will all be worht it :-).

I just cant wait to go now :-)

Have you applied for your visa yet?

35. Posted by RC2012 (Budding Member 99 posts) 4y

My best friends there now and he said finding work is easy if you dont mind what you do, people come in and out of hostels looking for fruit pickers/bar staff/promotion work so my plan is to spend about 4 weeks or more sight seeing, going out on trips, diving etc but then I want to find a job because apparently Aus is 3 times more expensive than the UK,

I havent sorted my WHV visa out either, il do that in SEA its way to early and its easy enough to get nearer the time.

when is everyone thinking of getting there? Il hopefully arrive in March/April, would be nice to have people to meet up with before i'm there :)

Ryan

36. Posted by Lalaland89 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Yeah, I think it depends where you go!

Yeah I've applied for it :) its all too exciting!

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38. Posted by lee22 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

hey hope ur well

im off to oz in jan 2013 visa just sent away and im excited lol.
im thinking about just going with very little plans, i know my plans will change when i get there thats why.
have you had much luck finding otheres who are going, looking for a way of talking to otheres in similar situation (make as many friends as possible befor i go)

iv done a small amount of traveling but nothing as big as a year in oz planning on doing as much as i can

:) any one in who's going give me a message

39. Posted by CarlaF1988 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Hey guys,

My name is Carla, I'm 23 from Ireland/Dublin. I'm heading to Thailand on the 13th of Feb for 3 weeks and then I heading onto Sydney I arrive there the 10th of March.

I'm travelling alone as my friends all have there own things going on boyfriends, babies etc!To say I'm nervous is an understatement but I'm very excited that I have decided to go for it

I'd love to hear about all your plans and who knows maybe we could meet up on our travels :)

Carla.

40. Posted by ClareM91 (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

Hi Guys,

I've just been granted my years working and travelling visa for a year too Oz.. Thinking if going the beginning of March next year hoping too travel for a few months then get involved in the working environment while travelling.. Kind of scary just turned 21 and got no commitments here really giving up my council house and going for this myself.. Just wondering if anyone could give any helpful advise am thinking of starting in caring and am going too book my flights next week.. Any ideas would be very welcome. So nervous but excited.

Thanks

Clare